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claireyijuni 04-18-2013 01:10 PM

moisture damage of window
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At bedroom bay window, there is moisture damage in the wooden platform in front of window. (there is a hole in the plateform)
we want to find someone to quote and fix it.
But we don't know which company we should find.
Is any idea about this available?

nealtw 04-18-2013 02:07 PM

Getting a quote for this will be difficult at best. You need to have it open up to assess the damage and the cause. This could be a roof leak, poorly installed windows or no venting below the insulation under this deck. This could be as little as changing the deck or a really big deal. For starters I would just a fair size hole in the deck so you could remove some insulation and look at the framing.

kok328 04-18-2013 02:31 PM

You might be able to find a contractor who is aware of what might be beneath the obvious problem and provide you quote based on repairing the visible problem with a "not to exceed $" clause built into the bid to cover the unkown.

HomeSealed 04-19-2013 02:42 PM

Is this bay window under a soffit overhang, or was there a roof built for it? If the latter, that would be a place to look, in addition to the potential of condensation causing it. Very common on under-insulated bay windows.
To fix it, obviously the first thin would be to identify the root cause and remedy, and then you'll probably need to add a thin layer/veneer of wood over that seat board since it is more than likely damaged beyond repair.

nealtw 04-19-2013 03:17 PM
This report shows water damage below the deck caused by a roof leak, it showed up on the drywall but they had included a storage area which allowed that , normally the well placed vapour barrier will protect the drywall. This deck needs to be opened and inspected.

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